A Real DJ
wants to incorporate the music you love while also including your guests. It takes a skilled professional to select music that covers large age gaps, different life backgrounds, and heritages. To do this appropriately a DJ needs your guidance but cannot be restricted to just a list of music that you have put together. This does not mean you don’t provide us with music but it does mean:
Your Music Selections Are Limited
We limit your must plays and do not plays so that we are forcing you to pick the best of the best… and the worst of the worst. All of the music you that you “must hear” goes into a play if possible request list. This allows us as professional Maine DJs to select music that your guests are listening to while also including the music that you enjoy. The play if possible list can also include things you know your guests will like.
You Hired a DJ – Not a Jukebox, Right?
It seems straight forward and blunt… because it is. If you’re going to hire a DJ for your wedding you should be looking at individuals that can take the reins of your floor and command a badass party. If you want to create a playlist for your DJ and they cannot travel in any other direction you can expect that things will fall flat. At that point it isn’t the DJs fault because there is nothing he, or she, can do. Give the entertainment that has been tried and true the opportunity to succeed and make your wedding reception the best it can be. Otherwise a Spotify playlist and a microphone for Uncle Jake would have done the trick!
Our Must Play and Do Not Play Tips
- Limit the lists to 7 songs or less. This allows for 20-30 minutes of music depending on song length.
- Utilize generalizations like do not play “line dances”. This would include the cha cha slide, YMCA, cupid shuffle, chicken dance, etc. Side note – any DJ playing the chicken dance at a wedding, without being asked to by the couple, is not a DJ.
- Must plays are not the songs you want for your formalities (first dance, parent dances, introductions, etc…) They are meant for the dance floor.
- Do not use country as a must play. It’s great as dinner or cocktail hour music but almost always falls flat on a dance floor.